Frequently Asked General Questions

Are all of your tours BYOB?
All of our tours, except our “Philly Phables” walking tour are BYOB and we encourage that you do!
Where does the tour start and end?
Starting and ending location varies depending on the tour. Please check the tour pages for more details.
Can I book a tour privately?
Yes! All of our tours can be turned into a completely customizable event for you and your group. Our connections to local bars, our excellent tour guides and talented musicians all go hand in hand in creating a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
How long are the tours?
Our tours last anywhere from 90 minutes to three hours depending on the tour. Please check the tour pages for more details.
Why should I choose Founding Footsteps ?
First and foremost, we’re a socially conscious family owned tour company. We believe in giving back to the community that allows us to thrive and paying our employees a fair wage. Our passion for Philadelphia is un matched and we love every opportunity we get to share that passion with others. We fully embrace being “for locals, by locals” because if you can entertain a local you can entertain anyone.


What You Should Know Before Your Tour
Your health and safety are our top priority. As such, Founding Footsteps is committed to operating our tours in accordance with the most up-to-date COVID safety guidelines outlined by the city of Philadelphia.

To know what to expect for your upcoming tour, please review our FAQs below. If you have any additional questions, please contact by clicking here

Q: Are masks required on tours?
A: Since we operate both walking and open-air trolley tours, Founding Footsteps is considered an outdoor operation. As such, masks are not required, but they are highly encouraged.

Q: Is proof of vaccination required to take a trolley tour?
A: At this time, and in accordance with COVID safety guidelines outlined by the city of Philadelphia, proof of vaccination is not required to take a trolley tour. However, in order to best accommodate all of our guests’ needs, we will offer a variety of vaccine-required tour times. These tours will be visible when making your selection in our booking system. Proof of vaccine will be required when boarding for these specific tours. All other tour slots will operate based on the city’s most up-to-date COVID safety guidelines.

Q: Are there any other options for me to consider when booking a tour?
A: Yes! If you and your guests would prefer, you may also book a private tour through our website. We would be happy to accommodate where possible!

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